Free to visit, the National Maritime Museum contains hundreds of pieces that tell various stories of exploration that have helped shape our world into the one we have today.
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There's plenty to see and do at the museum, including taking a photograph of Yinka Shonibare's Ship in a Bottle, one of the most photographed artworks in London. However, there's more art to be found at the National Maritime Museum, with J.M.W. Turner's largest known piece hanging on its walls, the The Battle of Trafalgar.
There are a number of figureheads on display too, which are wooden carvings that were traditionally affixed to the prows of sailing ships. With over 230 in the museum's collection, why not browse and pick your favourite?
You can also chill out in the Polar Worlds Gallery, which takes a look at footage from explorations in the Arctic and Antarctic. As we head into a crucial period for our climate, you can explore more about the region with this incredible film.
With special exhibitions coming and going, there's plenty to see and do at the National Maritime Museum.
If you are visiting via train the nearest stations are Greenwich, Greenwich DLR and Maze Hill..
You can also get a boat to the National Maritime Museum with various services and water taxis which stop at the Greenwich Pier.
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